Using Standards to Guide Learning and Performance.
Use the Colorado Department of Education School View website –or your state or country’s resources instead — to analyze district- or school-level student growth data, in at least one grade level and content area, to determine student performance strengths and weaknesses.
For this assignment, present the findings in a 1-page professional summary for community stakeholders, including a graph of the data. In addition, complete a 1-2 page reflection of your actions that includes challenges and successes around your learnings from this week. Support your actions with 2-3 research-based practices (e.g., the student achievement data, communicating with parents, etc).
Combine both requirements into one document to submit for feedback.
Ensure your assignment is well written, organized and adheres to Writing and APA Requirements. Remember to add a formatted title page and APA formatted Reference page (if sources are cited) to all of your Critical Thinking assignments
The Colorado Growth Model is an example of one state’s way to explore growth and achievement of Colorado Districts and Schools based on state assessment results. View the Colorado Growth Model Quickstart pdf on how to interpret available public student achievement data:
The Colorado Growth Model
Then access Schoolview to practice interpreting District performance results on state assessments:
If you reside in or want to teach in another state or country, consider exploring the resources available for performance data in that specific state or country.
Read pages 8-10 of the Guide to Using Data in School Improvement Efforts (Learning Point Associates, 2004) which focuses on the different tiers of assessment data.